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ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:34:13 PM »



Who better to announce this to than our loyal community members :)

X10 Covert Ops is a facebook community for inventive, tech-savvy people to share and discuss ideas. Have ideas for new X10 wireless products or unique ways to use existing X10 products? Dreaming of a new high-tech invention? Talk about it here! Get advice, throw ideas around, perfect your inventions and more. Hey, if it's good enough, maybe we will produce it!

This is an elite group of X10 fans sharing interesting ideas. It's okay to talk "techy" or "geeky" here... people will get it. And it's okay to toss out ideas no matter how crazy they may be!

Think you have what it takes? Go to the official Covert Ops Facebook Page and Join the Elite... http://tr.im/x10covertops
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 01:13:42 PM »

I am not sure I am ready for facebook... yet. But I do have an idea for X10. A RF X10 [only] remote control with selectable pictures/images like in the Icon remote. Build it all into a switchplate sized touchscreen so it can be stuck to the wall by a door, or next to the thermostat, or placed on a stand next to a chair or bed.

You could even give it a keypad face option.... so it could be used with a DS7000.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 05:54:29 PM »

I'm not even the least bit interested in Facebook.   I would not use it if you paid me to use it. :(
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 07:42:04 PM »



X10 Covert Ops is a facebook community for inventive, tech-savvy people to share and discuss ideas. Have ideas for new X10 wireless products or unique ways to use existing X10 products? Dreaming of a new high-tech invention? Talk about it here! Get advice, throw ideas around, perfect your inventions and more. Hey, if it's good enough, maybe we will produce it!

This is an elite group of X10 fans sharing interesting ideas. It's okay to talk "techy" or "geeky" here... people will get it. And it's okay to toss out ideas no matter how crazy they may be!


Hmmmm I thought that's what THIS forum was for.  Pretty sure that we talk techy here, and I'll bet the seasoned users here "get it"  way more than the average FB user.

So now X10 is telling me that the Board Topic "X10 Product Wish List" isn't for throwing out new product ideas?  That's quite a disappointment, as it would appear that anyone posting there will now have to duplicate their efforts on another forum to get the attention of the company.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 08:10:00 PM »

.... Pretty sure that we talk techy here, and I'll bet the seasoned users here "get it"  way more than the average FB user.

So now X10 is telling me ........  that anyone posting there will now have to duplicate their efforts on another forum to get the attention of the company.

Hear hear... I agree with Knightrider. You should be looking here ALSO (at least) for ideas.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 09:21:22 PM »

In the last couple of days we've had X10 embracing facebook and twitter - neither of which I intend to use as they are generally renowned throughout the universe as 'time-suckers'.

Maybe someone from X10 could look over the ideas already on this forum and give us a clue what they think might be worth developing and what they think is a ton of 'gob****e'.  >*<

Let's see some support here for our 'loyal community members' before you go off collecting facebook 'friends' who just want to post about how trashed they got last night.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 10:57:41 PM »

My gosh how many times have X10 asked, here at the forum, for this same information ... and have done nothing with it!!!!!   If it will do any good I will cut and paste all of these great Forum ideas into Facebook   B:( 
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009, 12:22:15 AM »

How about a regular X10 camera with the correct color filter installed (or is that removed) so it can can see IR. Then X10 can sell separate illuminators (IR lights) that only the camera will see. So the IR illuminator can then be placed near or at the site that the user wants to monitor.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2009, 02:53:42 AM »

IMHO, there are more than enough ideas and problems stated on this forum that X10 needs to address, all posted by a dedicated user base.

Why do we need yet another "trendy" way to discuss issues that are already being discussed?

Anyone remember the "community blogs"?

Those didn't accomplish much.   rofl

Personally, I don't feel the need to sign up for a Facebook account and have to police yet another "public profile" and worry about who may be hijacking it.

Good luck with the latest "trendy" communications venue!

Meanwhile, this "Luddite" will hold the fort and continue to help out on these "old" tried-and-true forums.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 10:36:34 AM »

Good luck with the latest "trendy" communications venue! Meanwhile, this "Luddite" will hold the fort and continue to help out on these "old" tried-and-true forums.

I wonder if the term "Luddite" [defined as opposition to, or fear of, a specific or general technological development] would really apply to anyone here at the forums. X10 and/or Home Automation has always been and will likely always be cutting edge. I think most of us old fogies here at the forums enjoy high technology. But lets be honest. Facebook, twitter, text messages... aren't high tech.. they are merely "trendy" technology (as you rightly called it).

What was that song we sang as kids: Make new friends but keep the old... one is silver and the other is gold.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 12:22:32 AM »

I wonder if the term "Luddite" [defined as opposition to, or fear of, a specific or general technological development] would really apply to anyone here at the forums. X10 and/or Home Automation has always been and will likely always be cutting edge. I think most of us old fogies here at the forums enjoy high technology. But lets be honest. Facebook, twitter, text messages... aren't high tech.. they are merely "trendy" technology (as you rightly called it).

What was that song we sang as kids: Make new friends but keep the old... one is silver and the other is gold.

"Luddite" would apply by that definition, since I fear how easily "social networking sites" are getting us to make too much information about ourselves public.  Whether it is information intentionally supplied, or just that it's not obvious to the user how public that information will be.

For instance...  I have been a Hotmail user since nearly day one, and MSN (now "Live") Messenger as well.  I was rather upset when I installed the latest version of Live Messenger to find that without really telling me it would happen, it sent out invitations to everyone in my Hotmail address book and added to my public profile, a listing of "people in my network".  It never was my idea to share my social connections with everyone in the world.  :o  I only found out it had happened when a co-worker that was also on my contact list asked me who my sister was (by name) like he thought she might be someone I was cheating on my wife with!   :o

I just don't think that we should be forced to use the currently "trendy" technology to communicate with X10 just because "it's cool"  8) , without regard for our personal take on whether or not it's "safe"!   >*<

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 07:34:40 AM »

I for one hope that it would not be the end of this forum.
The vast information here of which can easily be accessed is historical.
The community sites are fine for those needing to have a moment so as share their ideas or feeling about anything or nothing. A form of chat room in slo-mo. I guess it will be fine to have more forms of exposure as long as there is no come back of the X10 Swim Suit or Porn like images.

I have a facebook account, but I do not intend to use it for exposure, I keep it for personal family connections only.
As for Socialite, I like to share my opinion here, So for me I think its a New Remote Control with quick link buttons to Twitter and Facebook for new way for connection to your Cams and X10 and sharing them on those community sites.

That's what I think and am sharing it here.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2009, 08:39:59 AM »

I agree with the rest of you.  I think X10 is going onto Facebook and Twitter just for the exposure.  There's more than enough material here to completly redo the product line if they want to, but obviously they don't.  I wish them luck,  they certainly need it.  I have no intention of joining Facebook or Twitter but I admit that could change in the future, although I doubt it.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! X10 Covert Ops: A Secret Development Group
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2009, 02:48:58 PM »

SO to just keep all you old guys who don't want to deal with facebook in the loop..  :' kidding of course

They haven't been getting much this weekend in terms of anything new that wasn't mentioned on here. Time will tell if anyone who pays attention to Facebook from X10 will listen to them their or will it be just like the forums!!

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Farmer Fred Jr What about a module that goes inline with the telephone cord and triggers a macro when the phone rings (like mute the TV, increase brightness on lamp etc)Yesterday at 7:01pm

Farmer Fred Jr Speech recognition module?Yesterday at 7:00pm

Doug Petschke I have lightorama lighting control. The software indicates being able to control x 10 products how do I do this?Yesterday at 11:19am

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2009, 06:56:45 PM »

SO to just keep all you old guys who don't want to deal with facebook in the loop.

I just wanted to say thanks for keeping Bill and Brian in the loop.  rofl  I read about all this facebook stuff and I just think WWMHTAT (What Would Miley Have Tweeted About This).

Farmer Fred Jr What about a module that goes inline with the telephone cord and triggers a macro when the phone rings (like mute the TV, increase brightness on lamp etc)

That one caught my attention.. would be easy enough to do too. Attach an old phone ringer to a powerflash module... then write a macro (or two). I use BVC with IR control so a mute to the TV would be easy. Even though I keep the Home Automation computer in the basement I get IR upstairs by using PowerMids.
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